Day 87

I wasn’t happy with my creative today. Some of it worked. Some of it didn’t. Some of it is unfinished.

I started the day a little before 7 am and got my French revision done. I’m feeling confident about moving on to new words.

After hubby left for work, I got my workout done. It was the last one for the week and I did more than I had to. Now I’m officially old I kept forgetting what I was up to, so did things twice.

Then I moved onto writing. I did a word check on my first story and I’ve written about 6,500 words. My second story only has 650 words, so that was the one I worked on. I’ve had this story, or series of stories, in mind for sometime. I’m aiming for about 2500 words for the story. Almost there. Woo! Writing will be on hold until Tuesday.

I then spent some time singing. I would record a song and while listening to the playback, I started drawing. It was a really nice mix of arts.

I dragged my feet for an hour, avoiding painting like it was a spider. I went outside and took some photos of the celery and leek.

Then I finally got a picture for this weeks  Let’s do 52 – 52 Week Photography : Movement. This tap needs to be fixed. If it’s not turned off really tight there is a slow drip, drip, drip. I set out to capture the drip for a ‘movement’ photo and 15 minutes later I had this shot. 

Full-sized picture on Flickr

Then it was time to paint. I got myself set up and painted the sky. I like painting the sky. Then the first row of trees that would line the mountain top. That’s where it got hard. I started to paint thick tree coverage and it didn’t work. I then spent at least an hour trying to layer the paints. Eventually I gave up and moved to the lower half of the picture.

The ocean was the easiest part to paint. I kept it the same as my other Akaroa paintings. Moving on to the boat was a challenge. I don’t think I was waiting long enough for paint to dry before trying to make the next layer. I like the wires, windows, blue accent and yellow on the boat.

By the time I got to the lighthouse I was fed up with my progress. I smacked some of the paint on, left all of the drawing underneath and called it a day. I might try and fix it, it might just be a Frankenstein. I feel like I’ve taken two steps back with this painting.

Unfinished art is unfinished.

30 Day Blog Challenge – All my answers will be posted here.

Day 7: What were your favourite childhood toys?

Barbie is at the top of that list. I would get at least two barbies for my birthday and Christmas. I also had an assortment of accessories like mansion, caravan, camp set, TV studio, shops and pool. I still have the collection and often think of getting them out to play.

I also loved Lego. My favourite set was a pirate set with pirate, boat, island, shark, treasure chest and gold coins. I remember playing with them one time and the shark had managed to get to the treasure chest and ate all the gold coins. (I stuffed the gold coins in it’s mouth.) The shark never returned the coins.

Lastly, I had a Cabbage Patch Kid doll called Tom. He had curly brown hair and I adored him, When I was a teenager I donated him to charity. I have always regretted doing that.

Tomorrow is a rest day, with no big creative plans. I might do a little knitting if the feeling takes me.

Happy weekend!


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Tilly Collins

I'm on a life changing journey to 40. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm like a roller coaster but with more agoraphobia.

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